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1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible - Too Many Cooks
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


 Livres lus : 36/100



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1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie


Livres lus : 30/100



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1. "Little Women," Louisa May Alcott

2. "Fairy Tales," Hans Christian Andersen

3. "Peter Pan," J.M. Barrie

4. "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," L. Frank Baum

5. "The Last Unicorn," Peter S. Beagle

6. "The Secret Garden," Frances Hodgson Burnett

7. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Lewis Carroll

8. "Pinocchio," Carlo Collodi

9. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Roald Dahl

10. "Sophie's World," Jostein Gaarder

11. "The Wierdstone of Brisingamen," Alan Garner

12. "The Wind in the Willows," Kenneth Grahame

13. "Children's and Household Tales," Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

14. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Mark Haddon

15. "Emil and the Detectives," Erich Kastner

16. "Just So Stories," Rudyard Kipling

17. "The Complete Nonsense Books," Edward Lear

18. "A Wrinkle in Time," Madeleine L'Engle

19. "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," C.S. Lewis

20. "Pippi Longstocking," Astrid Lindgren

21. "Dr. Dolittle," Hugh Lofting

22. "At the Back of the North Wind," George MacDonald

23. "Nobody's Boy," Hector Malot

24. "Winnie-the-Pooh," A.A. Milne

25. "Anne of Green Gables," L.M. Montgomery

26. "Five Children and It," E. Nesbit

27. "Tom's Midnight Garden," Philippa Pearce

28. "The War of the Buttons," Louis Pergaud

29. "Fairy Tales," Charles Perrault

30. "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," Beatrix Potter

31. "The Colour of Magic," Terry Pratchett

32. "Northern Lights," Philip Pullman

33. "Swallows and Amazons," Arthur Ransome

34. "Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang," Mordecai Richler

35. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," J.K. Rowling

36. "The King of the Golden River," John Ruskin

37. "The Little Prince," Antoine De Saint-Exupery

38. "The Human Comedy," William Saroyan

39. "The Misfortunes of Sophie," Comtesse de Segur

40. "Where the Wild Things Are," Maurice Sendak

41. "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street," Dr. Seuss

42. "Black Beauty," Anna Sewell

43. "The Golem," Isaac Bashevis Singer

44. "Heidi," Johana Spyri

45. "Treasure Island," Robert Louis Stevenson

46. "The Fellowship of the Ring," J.R.R. Tolkien

47. "Mary Poppins," P.L. Travers

48. "Charlotte's Web," E.B. White

49. "The Sword in the Stone," T.H. White

50. "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," Kate Douglas Wiggin

51. "The Happy Prince and Other Tales," Oscar Wilde


Classic Fiction

52. "The Epic of Gilgamesh," Anonymous

53. "The Thousand and One Nights," Anonymous

54. "Sense and Sensibility," Jane Austen

55. "Old Goriot," Honore De Balzac

56. "Vathek: an Arabian Tale," William Beckford

57. "Lady Audley's Secret," Mary Elizabeth Braddon

58. "Jane Eyre," Charlotte Bronte

59. "Wuthering Heights," Emily Bronte

60. "The Pilgrim's Progress," John Bunyan

61. "The Cantebury Tales," Geoffrey Chaucer

62. "The Collected Stories," Anton Chekhov

63. "The Man Who Was Thursday," G.K. Chesterton

64. "Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure," John Cleland

65. "The Moonstone: a Romance," Wilkie Collins

66. "The Hound of the Baskervilles," Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

67. "Heart of Darkness," Joseph Conrad

68. "Robinson Crusoe," Daniel Defoe

69. "The Christmas Books," Charles Dickens

70. "Our Mutual Friend," Charles Dickens

71. "Crime and Punishment," Fyodor Dostoyevsky

72. "Middlemarch: A Study in Provincial Life," George Eliot

73. "Tom Jones," Henry Fielding

74. "The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald

75. "Madame Bovary," Gustave Flaubert

76. "Howards End," E.M. Forster

77. "North and South," Elizabeth Gaskell

78. "The Sorrows of Young Werther," Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

79. "The Vicar of Wakefield," Oliver Goldsmith

80. "The Power and the Glory," Graham Greene

81. "King Soloman's Mines," H. Rider Haggard

82. "Jude the Obscure," Thomas Hardy

83. "The Scarlet Letter," Nathaniel Hawthorne

84. "Moby Dick," Herman Melville

85. "The Portrait of a Lady," Henry James

86. "The Iliad," Homer

87. "Les Miserables," Victor Hugo

88. "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of The Dog)," Jerome K. Jerome

89. "Kim," Rudyard Kipling

90. "Bliss and Other Stories," Katherine Mansfield

91. "Utopia," Sir Thomas More

92. "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque," Edgar Alan Poe

93. "In Search of Lost Time," Marcel Proust

94. "A Sicilian Romance," Ann Radcliffe

95. "Clarissa," Samuel Richardson

96. "Waverley," Walter Scott

97. "Frankenstein," Mary Shelley

98. "The Red and the Black," Stendhal

99. "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde," Robert Louis Stevenson

100. "Dracula," Bram Stoker

101. "Gulliver's Travels," Jonathan Swift

102. "Vanity Fair," William Makepeace Thackeray

103. "War and Peace," Leo Tolstoy

104. "Barchester Towers," Anthony Trollope

105. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Mark Twain

106. "Candide," Voltaire

107. "The Castle of Otranto," Horace Walpole

108. "The House of Mirth," Edith Wharton

109. "The Picture of Dorian Gray," Oscar Wilde

110. "To the Lighthouse," Virginia Woolf

111. "La Bete Humaine," Emile Zola



112. "London, the Biography," Peter Ackroyd

113. "Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life," John Lee Anderson

114. "The Hour of Our Death," Phillipe Aries

115. "Berlin - the Downfall," Antony Beevor

116. "The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Phillip II," Fernand Braudel

117. "The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century," John Brewer

118. "Frozen Desire: An Enquiry into the Meaning of Money," James Buchan

119. "Hitler and Stalin - Parallel Lives," Alan Bullock

120. "The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy," Jacob Burckhardt

121. "Daily Life in Ancient Rome," Jerome Carcopino

122. "The Accursed Kings," Maurice Druon

123. "The Age of the Cathedrals," Georges Duby

124. "The Stripping of the Altars," Eamon Duffy

125. "Rites of Spring," Modris Eksteins

126. "The Wretched of the Earth," Franz Fanon

127. "Colossus: THe Rise and Fall of the American Empire," Niall Ferguson

128. "Millennium," Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

129. "Pagans and Christians," Robin Lane Fox

130. "The End of History and the Last Man," Francis Fukuyama

131. "The Naked Heart," Peter Gay

132. "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," Edward Gibbon

133. "The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy," Martin Gilbert

134. "The Cheese and the Worms," Carlo Ginzburg

135. "God's First Love," Friedrich Heer

136. "Histories," Herodotus

137. "Hiroshima," John Hersey

138. "The Fatal Shore," Robert Hughes

139. "Pandaemonium," Humphrey Jennings

140. "A History of Warfare," John Keegan

141. "A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies," Bartolome de las Casas

142. "Seven Pillars of Wisdom," Thomas Edward Lawrence

143. "Islam in History," Bernard Lewis

144. "Chinese Shadows," Simon Leys

145. "The Crusades through Arab Eyes," Amin Maalouf

146. "The Defeat of the Spanish Armada," Farrett Mattingly

147. "The Story of English," Robert McCrum

148. "The Ornament of the World," Maria Rosa Menocal

149. "The Women's History of the World," Rosalind Miles

150. "Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire," James Morris

151. "Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade," Henri Pirenne

152. "Parallel Lives," Plutarch

153. "Flesh in the Age of Reason," Roy Porter

154. "Citizens - A Chronicle of the French Revolution," Simon Schama

155. "Leviathan and the Air-Pump," Steven Shapin

156. "The Decline of the West," Oswald Spengler

157. "The Trial of Socrates," Isador Stone

158. "Annals of Imperial Rome," Tacitus

159. "The Origins of the Second World War," A.J.P. Taylor

160. "A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century," Barbara M. Tuchman

161. "A People's History of the United States," Howard Zinn



162. "Paula," Isabel Allende

163. "Journal Intime," ("Amiel's Journal") Henri-Frederic Amiel

164. "Aubrey's Brief Lives," John Aubrey

165. "Confessions," Augustine

166. "Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter," Simone De Beauvior

167. "My Left Foot," Christy Brown

168. "The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini," Benvenuto Cellini

169. "The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinrurus," Cyril Connolly

170. "Boy: Tales of Childhood," Roald Dahl

171. "My Family and Other Animals," Gerald Durrell

172. "An Angel at My Table," Janet Frame

173. "The Diary of a Young Girl," Anne Frank

174. "Journals, 1889-1949," Andre Paul Guillaume Gide

175. "Poetry and Truth: From My Own Life," Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

176. "Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments," Edmund Gosse

177. "Ways of Escape," Graham Greene

178. "Black Like Me," John Howard Griffin

179. "84, Charing Cross Road," Helene Hanff

180. "Pentimento," Lillian Hellman

181. "Childhood, Youth and Exile," Alexander Herzen

182. "The Diary of Alice James," Alice James

183. "Memories, Dreams, Reflections," Carl Gustav Jung

184. "Diaries 1919-23," Franz Kafka

185. "The Story of My Life," Helen Keller

186. "The Book of Margery Kempe," Margery Kempe

187. "I Will Bear Witness," Victor Klemperer

188. "In the Castle of My Skin," George Lamming

189. "A Grief Observed," C.S. Lewis

190. "The Towers of Trebizond," Rose Macaulay

191. "Journal of Katherine Mansfield," Katherine Mansfield

192. "The Seven Storey Mountain," Thomas Merton

193. "The Pursuit of Love," Nancy Mitford

194. "Borrowed Time," Paul Monette

195. "My Place," Sally Morgan

196. "Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited," Vladimir Nabokov

197. "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books," Azar Nafisi

198. "Memoirs," Pablo Neruda

199. "Portrait of a Marriage," Nigel Nicolson

200. "Running in the Family," Michael Ondaatje

201. "Down and Out in Paris and London," George Orwell

202. "Autobiography of a Yogi," Paramahansa Yogananda

203. "Diary," Samuel Pepys

204. "Letters," Pliny the Younger

205. "Confessions," Jean-Jacques Rousseau

206. "Words," Jean-Paul Sartre

207. "Journal of a Solitude," May Sarton

208. "Walden," Henry David Thoreau

209. "De Profundis," Oscar Wilde

210. "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit," Jeanette Winterson

211. "Autobiographies," William Butler Yeats


Modern Fiction

212. "Things Fall Apart," Chinua Achebe

213. "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands," Jorge Amado

214. "Le Grand Meaulnes," Alain-Fournier (Henri Alban Fournier)

215. "Take a Girl Like You," Kingsley Amis

216. "Winesburg, Ohio," Sherwood Anderson

217. "Surfacing," Margaret Atwood

218. "The New York Trilogy," Paul Auster

219. "Tales of Odessa," Isaak Babel

220. "Giovanni's Room," James Baldwin

221. "The Sweet Hereafter," Russel Banks

222. "The Regeneration Trilogy," Pat Barker

223. "Herzog," Saul Bellow

224. "Ficciones," Jorge Luis Borges

225. "Nadja," Andre Breton

226. "The Master and the Margarita," Mikhail Bulgakov

227. "The Naked Lunch," William Burroughs

228. "Possession," A.S. Byatt

229. "If On a Winter's Night a Traveller," Italo Calvino

230. "The Outsider," Albert Camus

231. "Auto da Fe," Elias Canetti

232. "Oscar and Lucinda," Peter Carey

233. "The Kingdom of This World," Alejo Carpentier

234. "The Bloody Chamber," Angela Carter

235. "What We Talk about When We Talk about Love," Raymond Carver

236. "The Horse's Mouth," Joyce Carey

237. "Journey to the End of Night," Louis-Ferdinand Celine

238. "Soldiers of Salamis," Javier Cercas

239. "The Stories of John Cheever," John Cheever

240. "Disgrace," J.M. Coetzee

241. "Cheri," Colette

242. "Victory," Joseph Conrad

243. "A House and Its Head," Ivy Compton-Burnett

244. "Fifth Business," Roberson Davies

245. "Captain Corelli's Mandolin," Louis De Bernieres

246. "Underworld," Don Delillo

247. "Seven Gothic Tales," Isak Dinesen

248. "Berlin Alexanderplatz," Alfred Doblin

249. "Once Were Warriors," Alan Duff

250. "Rebecca," Daphne Du Maurier

251. "The Lover," Marguerite Duras

252. "The Alexandria Quartet," Lawrence Durrell

253. "The Name of the Rose," Umberto Eco

254. "The Neverending Story," Michael Ende

255. "The Sound and the Fury," William Faulkner

256. "The Wars," Timothy Findley

257. "The Good Soldier," Ford Maddox Ford

258. "Wildlife," Richard Ford

259. "A Passage to India," E.M. Forster

260. "The Corrections," Jonathan Franzen

261. "Birdsong," Sebastian Faulks

262. "The Blue Flower," Penelope Fitzgerald

263. "From the Fifteenth District," Mavis Gallant

264. "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Gabriel Garcia Marquez

265. "Our Lady of the Flowers," Jean Genet

266. "Lord of the Flies," William Golding

267. "July's People," Nadine Gordimer

268. "FerdyDurke," Witold Gombrowicz

269. "The Tin Drum," Gunther Grass

270. "Hunger," Knut Hamsun

271. "The Blind Owl," Sadegh Hedayat

272. "The Old Man and the Sea," Ernest Hemingway

273. "The Glass Bead Game," Herman Hesse

274. "Lost Horizon," James Hilton

275. "A High Wind in Jamaica," Richard Hughes

276. "The World According to Garp," John Irving

277. "Berlin Stories," Christopher Isherwood

278. "The Remains of the Day," Kazuo Ishiguro

279. "Ulysses," James Joyce

280. "The File on H," Ismail Kadare

281. "The Trial," Franz Kafka

282. "It," Stephen King

283. "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," Milan Kundera

284. "The Leopard," Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

285. "The Diviners," Margaret Laurence

286. "Women in Love," D.H. Lawrence

287. "The Golden Notebook," Doris Lessing

288. "The Periodic Table," Primo Levi

289. "Changing Places," David Lodge

290. "The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas" J.M. Machado De Assis

291. "The Cairo Trilogy," Naguib Mahfouz

292. "The Executioner's Song," Norman Mailer

293. "God's Grace," Bernard Malamud

294. "An Imaginary Life," David Malouf

295. "The Magic Mountain," Thomas Mann

296. "Embers," Sandor Marai

297. "Life of Pi," Yann Martel

298. "Cakes and Ale," Somorset Maugham

299. "The Group," Mary McCarthy

300. "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," Carson McCullers

301. "Enduring Love," Ian McEwan

302. "The Sea of Fertility," Yukio Mishima

303. "A Fine Balance," Rohinton Mistry

304. "Cold Heaven," Brian Moore

305. "Beloved," Toni Morrison

306. "The Progress of Love," Alice Munro

307. "The Sea, the Sea," Iris Murdoch

308. "Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov

309. "A House for Mr Biswas," V.S. Naipaul

310. "The Third Policeman," Flann O'Brian

311. "A Good Man is Hard to Find," Flannery O'Connor

312. "The English Patient," Michael Ondaatje

313. "Where the Jackals Howl," Amos Oz

314. "The Messiah of Stockholm," Cynthia Ozick

315. "Gormenghast," Mervyn Peake

316. "Mr. Weston's Good Wine," T.F. Powys

317. "The Nephew," James Purdy

318. "Interview with the Vampire," Anne Rice

319. "Barney's Version," Mordecai Richler

320. "Hadrian the Seventh," Frederick Rolfe (Baron Colvo)

321. "The Radetzky March," Joseph Roth

322. "The Human Stain," Philip Roth

323. "The Satanic Verses," Salman Rushdie

324. "Pedro Paramo," Juan Rulfo

325. "Bonjour Tristesse," Francoise Sagan

326. "Short Stories," Saki (Hector Hugh Munro)

327. "Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger

328. "Staying On," Paul Scott

329. "Austerlitz," W.G. Sebald

330. "Last Exit to Brooklyn," Hubert Selby Jr.

331. "Unless," Carol Shields

332. "The Magician of Lubin," Isaac Bashevis Singer

333. "The Engineer of Human Souls," Josef Skvorecky

334. "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," Muriel Spark

335. "The Man Who Loved Children," Christina Stead

336. "The Grapes of Wrath," John Steinbeck

337. "Sophie's Choice," William Styron

338. "Perfume," Patrick Suskind

339. "The Confessions of Zeno," Italo Svevo

340. "Declares Pereira," Antonio Tabucchi

341. "The White Hotel," D.M. Thomas

342. "The Master," Colm Toibin

343. "Felicia's Journey," William Trevor

344. "The Palm-Wine Drinkard," Amos Tutuola

345. "The Accidental Tourist," Anne Tyler

346. "Couples," John Updike

347. "The Time of the Hero," Mario Vargas Llosa

348. "In Praise of Older Women," Stephen Vizinczey

349. "Brideshead Revisited," Evelyn Waugh

350. "Voss," Patrick White

351. "Memoirs of Hadrian," Marguerite Yourcenar


Science Fiction

352. "The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy," Douglas Adams

353. "Hothouse," Brian Aldiss

354. "Brain Wave," Poul Anderson

355. "I, Robot," Isaac Asimov

356. "The Handmaid's Tale," Margaret Atwood

357. "The Crystal World," J.G. Ballard

358. "The Demolished Man," Alfred Bester

359. "Who Goes There," John W. Campbell

360. "The Invention of Morel," Adolfo Bioy Casares

361. "Planet of the Apes," Pierre Boulle

362. "The Martian Chronicles," Ray Bradbury

363. "The Sheep Look Up," John Brunner

364. "A Clockwork Orange," Anthony Burgess

365. "Erewhon," Samuel Butler

366. "Cosmicomics," Italo Calvino

367. "2001: A Space Odyssey," Arthur C. Clarke

368. "A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder," James De Mille

369. "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch," Philip K. Dick

370. "To Your Scattered Bodies Go," Philip Jose Farmer

371. "Neuromancer," William Gibson

372. "Stranger in a Strange Land," Robert A. Heinlein

373. "Dune," Frank Herbert

374. "Brave New World," Aldous Huxley

375. "Two Planets," Kurd Lasswitz

376. "Left Hand of Darkness," Ursula K. LeGuin

377. "Solaris," Stanislaw Lem

378. "Shikasta," Doris Lessing

379. "Stepford Wives," Ira Levin

380. "Out of the Silent Planet," C.S. Lewis

381. "I Am Legend," Richard Matheson

382. "Dwellers in the Mirage," Abraham Merritt

383. "A Canticle for Leibowitz," Walter Miller

384. "Ringworld," Larry Niven

385. "Time Traders," Andre Norton

386. "Nineteen Eighty-Four," George Orwell

387. "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket," Edgar Allan Poe

388. "The Inverted World," Christopher Priest

389. "The Green Child," Herbert Read

390. "The Laxian Key," Robert Sheckley

391. "City," Clifford D. Simak

392. "Donovan's Brain," Curt Siodmak

393. "Lest Darkness Fall," L. Sprague De Camp

394. "Last and First Men," Olaf Stapledon

395. "More than Human," Theodore Sturgeon

396. "Slan," A.E. Van Vogt

397. "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth," Jules Verne

398. "Slaughterhouse-Five," Kurt Vonnegut

399. "The Island of Dr Moreau," H.G. Wells

400. "Islandia," Austin Tappan Wright

401. "The Day of the Triffids," John Wyndham



402. "More Work for the Undertaker," Margery Allingham

403. "Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly," John Franklin Bardin

404. "Trent's Last Case," E.C. Bentley

405. "Trial and Error," Anthony Berkeley

406. "The Poisoned Chocolates Case," Anthony Berkeley

407. "The Beast Must Die," Nicholas Blake

408. "Psycho," Robert Bloch

409. "Double Indemnity," James Cain

410. "Thus was Adonis Murdered," Sarah Caudwell

411. "Farewell, My Lovely," Raymond Chandler

412. "No Orchids for Miss Blandish," James Hadley Chase

413. "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," Agatha Christie

414. "The Woman in White," Wilkie Collins

415. "Unnatural Exposure," Patricia Cornwell

416. "The Moving Toyshop," Edmund Crispin

417. "In the Last Analysis," Amanda Cross (Carolyn Gold Heilbrun)

418. "Rose at Ten," Marco Denevi

419. "Vendetta," Michael Dibdin

420. "The Glass-sided Ants' Nest," Peter Dickinson

421. "He Who Whispers," John Dickson Carr

422. "The Big Clock," Kenneth Fearing

423. "Blood Sport," Dick Francis

424. "Quiet as a Nun," Lady Antonia Fraser

425. "The Sunday Woman," Carlo Fruttero

426. "Death in the Wrong Room," Anthony Gilbert

427. "Red Harvest," Dashiel Hammett

428. "Suicide Excepted," Cyril Hare

429. "Bones and Silence," Reginald Hill

430. "A Rage in Harlem," Chester Himes

431. "Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow," Peter Hoeg

432. "Malice Aforethought," Francis Iles

433. "Hamlet, Revenge!" Michael Innes

434. "The Murder Room," P.D. James

435. "The Sleeping-Car Murders," Sebastien Japrisot

436. "Death of My Aunt," C.H.B. Kitchin

437. "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold," John Le Carre

438. "The Mystery of the Yellow Room," Gaston Leroux

439. "The Last Detective," Peter Lovesey

440. "Final Curtain," Ngaio Marsh

441. "An Oxford Tragedy," J.C. Masterman

442. "The Steam Pig," James McClure

443. "The Seven Per Cent Solution," Nicholas Meyer

444. "How Like an Angel," Margaret Millar

445. "The Red House Mystery," A.A. Milne

446. "A Red Death," Walter Mosley

447. "Deadlock," Sara Paretsky

448. "Dover One," Joyce Porter

449. "The Chinese Orange Mystery," Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)

450. "The Man in the Net," Patrick Quentin

451. "A Judgement in Stone," Ruth Rendell

452. "Gaudy Night," Dorothy L. Sayers

453. "Mr. Hire's Engagement," Georges Simenon

454. "The Laughing Policeman," Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

455. "The Red Box," Rex Stout

456. "The Man Who Killed Himself," Julian Symons

457. "A Pin to See the Peep-Show," F. Tennyson Jesse

458. "The Daughter of Time," Josephine Tey

459. "Above the Dark Circus," Sir Hugh Walpole

460. "Born Victim," Hillary Waugh

461. "The Bride Wore Black," Cornell Woolrich


Travel Writing

462. "Travels," Ibn Battuta

463. "The Scorpion-Fish," Nocholas Bouvier

464. "The Road to Oxiana," Robert Byron

465. "In Patagonia," Bruce Charles Chatwin

466. "The Voyage of the HMS Beagle," Charles Darwin

467. "My Journey to Lhasa," Alexandra David-Neel

468. "On the Narrow Road to the Deep North," Lesley Downer

469. "The Traveller's Tree," Patrick Leigh Fermor

470. "Seven Years in Tibet," Heinrich Harrer

471. "Kon Tiki," Thor Heyerdahl

472. "The Purple Land," W.H. Hudson

473. "The Last Place on Earth," Roland Huntford

474. "Video Night in Kathmandu," Pico Iyer

475. "Journey to the Hebrides," Samuel Johnson and James Boswell

476. "Eothen," A.W. Kinglake

477. "The Seasick Whale," Emphraim Kishon

478. "A Rose for Winter," Laurie Lee

479. "Golden Earth," Norman Lewis

480. "The Cruise of the Snark," Jack London

481. "Arctic Dreams," Barry Lopez

482. "The Danube," Claudio Magris

483. "The Snow Leopard," Peter Matthiessen

484. "Destinations," Jan Morris

485. "Never Cry Wolf," Farley Mowat

486. Among the Believers: an Islamic Journey," V.S. Naipaul

487. "A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush," Eric Newby

488. "Roads to Santiago," Cees Nooteboom

489. "La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West," Francis Parkman

490. "Into the Heart of Borneo," Raymond

491. "The Travels," Marco Polo

492. "Dead Man's Chest: Travels after Robert Louis Stevenson," Nicholas Rankin

493. "Sailing Alone Around the World," Joshua Slocum

494. "Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile," J.H. Speke

495. "Travels with Charley: In Search of America," John Steinbeck

496. "Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes," Robert Louis Stevenson

497. "The Valley of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels," Freya Stark

498. "The Great Railway Bazaar," Paul Theroux

499. "Southern Cross to Pole Star," A.F. Tschiffely

500. "A Tramp Abroad," Mark Twain

501. "On Fiji Islands," Ronald Wright


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Classic Books



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A Death in the Family James Agee

Little Women Louisa May Alcott

Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou

The Fantastic Voyage Isaac Asimov

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

Light a Single Candle B. Balter

Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Barnes

When the Legends Die Hal Borland

Dandelion Wine Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury

To Sir with Love E.R. Braithwaite

Home Before Dark Sue Ellen Bridger

Notes for Another Life Sue Ellen Bridger

Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte

The Big Wave Pearl Buck

The Good Earth Pearl Buck

The Stranger Albert Camus

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll

My Antonia Willa Cather

The Cherry Orchard Anton Chekhov

Ten Little Indians Agatha Christie

Where the Lilies Bloom Vera and Bill Cleaver

Molly’s Pilgrim Barbara Cohen

War Comes to Willie Freeman J.H. Collier

The Chocolate War Robert Cormier

Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane

I Heard the Owl Call my Name Margaret Craven

David Copperfield Charles Dickens

Great Expectations Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

Ragtime E.L. Doctorow

Adventures of Sherlock Homes Arthur Conan Doyle

Silas Marner George Eliot

Invisible Man Ralph Ellison

April Morning Howard Fast

The Portable Faulkner William Faulkner

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

Johnny Tremaine Esther Forbes

The Slave Dancer Paula Fox

Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Ernest J. Gaines

Julie of the Wolves Jean C. George

Old Yeller Fred Gipson

Lord of the Flies William Golding

Summer of my German Soldier Bette Greene

Death be not Proud John Gunther

The House of Dies Drear Virginia Hamilton

Zeely Virginia Hamilton

M.C. Higgins the Great Virginia Hamilton

A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry

The Return of the Native Thomas Hardy

The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne

Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway

All Creatures Great and Small James Herriot

Outsiders S.E. Hinton

Tex S. E. Hinton

Brave New World Aldous Huxley

A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce

The Story of my Life Helen Keller

Gentlehands M.E. Kerr

Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes

Stride toward Freedom Martin Luther King Jr.

A Separate Peace John Knowles

To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis

Main Street Sinclair Lewis

Call of the Wild Jack London

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers

The Member of the Wedding Carson McCullers

Paul Laurence Dunbar, a Poet to Remember P. McKissack

Moby Dick Herman Melville

The Crucible Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller

Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers

Scorpions Walter Dean Myers

Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell

Animal Farm George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell

Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson

Jacob Have I Loved Katherine Paterson

Summer of the Swans Katherine Paterson

Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton

Hatchet Gary Paulsen

A Day No Pigs Would Die Richard Peck

The Chosen Chaim Potok

The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls

All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque

The King Must Die Mary Renault

A Light in the Forest Conrad Richter

Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rosmond

The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger

Hamlet William Shakespeare

Macbeth William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare

Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw

The Rivals Richard B. Sheridan

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Antigone Sophocles

Sign of the Beaver Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Black Bird Pond Elizabeth George Speare

East of Eden John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

The Pearl John Steinbeck

The Red Pony John Steinbeck

Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor

The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain

Rabbit, Run John Updyke

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne

Dicey's Song Cynthia Volght

Ethan Frome Edith Wharton

Once and Future King T.H. White

The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde

Little House in the Big Woods (series) Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder

The Matchmaker Thornton Wilder

Our Town Thornton Wilder

The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams

Native Son Richard Wright


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